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Industrial Distribution's 2015 Big 50 Video Countdown

August 27, 2015 | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor, Mike Hockett, Managing Editor, and Jack Keough, Contributing Editor | Videos | Comments

Industrial Distribution's 2015 Big 50 Countdown of the biggest industrial suppliers by revenue is now available to view. Watch as Executive Editor Anna Wells, Managing Editor Mike Hockett, and Contributing Editor Jack Keough take you from No. 50 to No. 1.

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Eastern Industrial Supplies Acquires Alabama's M&R Pipe And Supply

August 28, 2015 3:40 pm | by Eastern Industrial Supplies | News | Comments

Birmingham, AL-based M&R Pipe and Supply will consolidate with Eastern's existing Birmingham operation to strengthen Eastern's footprint in the Southeast.

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MAPI Report Tempers Expectations For U.S. Manufacturing Sector

August 28, 2015 1:12 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The foundation's latest forecasts for manufacturing production and job growth are both down from what it predicted in May.

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Report: Union Elections Proceeding More Quickly Following NLRB Rule

August 28, 2015 9:55 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Supporters said the change would prevent litigation or other "stall tactics" from impeding unionization votes and suggested that delays give management more time to pressure workers into voting "no."

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A Quick Look Inside Kimball Midwest's New Savannah DC

August 28, 2015 9:55 am | by Kimball Midwest | Videos | Comments

Kimball Midwest gives a quick look and overview of its distribution center in Savannah, GA, which had a formal opening March 6. The 142,000 square foot facility is Kimball Midwest's first distribution center in the southeast.

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Zilliant's MarginMax Price Connect For Sales Reps

August 28, 2015 9:07 am | by Zilliant | Product Releases | Comments

The new lightweight prescriptive selling application helps sales reps identify the most profitable price for every transaction.

IAC Supply Expands In Arkansas, Tennessee

August 27, 2015 4:44 pm | by IAC Supply Solutions | News | Comments

IAC recently moved into a new facility in Blytheville, AR, completed a renovation of its Memphis, TN headquarters, and is currently constructing a new, much larger branch in Bartless, TN.

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Think Tank: Congressional Report Misrepresents Health Of U.S. Manufacturing

August 27, 2015 4:17 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Washington D.C. think tank says the CRS' estimate of a 12 percent manufacturing employment decline between 2003 and 2013 used unofficial data and a poorly selected timeframe.

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Kennametal Board Names New CFO

August 27, 2015 2:45 pm | by Kennametal | News | Comments

Effective Sept. 1, Jan Kees van Gaalen will replace Martha Fusco to lead the company's finance function, while Fusco will continue as vice president and corporate controller.

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U.S. Economy Surged At 3.7 Percent Rate In April-June Quarter

August 27, 2015 10:25 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

It was the strongest growth since last summer and marked a sharp improvement from the anemic 0.6 percent advance during the January-March quarter when a harsh winter sapped activity.

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Water Surface Expands Narrow-Crown Tech. To Zip Family Of Cutting Wheels

August 27, 2015 10:09 am | by Walter Surface Technologies Walter Surface Technologies Product Releases | Comments

The Type 27 narrow crown patented technology incorporates an improved, refined metal cladding in the center hub which maximizes on safety and allows operators deeper cutting depth.

VMR 16: Oil Dips Under $40/Barrel, Midwest Gas Prices To Fall, DXP Announces Layoffs, And The Big 50 Is Here

August 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor and Mike Hockett, Managing Editor | Videos | Comments

Our latest VMR goes heavy on oil & gas news as crude oil goes under $40 per barrel, Midwest gas prices are expected to plunge with its largest oil refinery back online, and we discuss DXP Enterprises' recent layoffs, which resulted from poor oil & gas end market exposure.

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The Pivotal Role Of Floor Matting In Distribution Centers

August 27, 2015 9:55 am | by Adam Strizzi, Marketing Manager, Crown Matting Technologies | Articles | Comments

Did you know a building cannot receive LEED certification without high-performance matting at all key entries? Here, Adam Strizzi discusses the numerous facility, safety, and worker health benefits from industrial matting's many different forms.

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New Study Deconstructs Customer Loyalty In Industrial Distribution

August 27, 2015 9:36 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff; Sponsored by UPS | Articles | Comments

UPS recently embarked on a study of the behaviors, preferences, and perceptions of industrial products buyers and they uncovered some interesting trends on how “customer experience” is really coming to the forefront of the loyalty equation.

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Non-Residential Construction Retreated 28 Percent in July

August 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by Alex Carrick, Construction Market Data (CMD) | News | Comments

While 2014's June-to-July shift was also weak, this year's was considerably larger.

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Industrial Supply Co. Launches Directools Website

August 26, 2015 4:06 pm | by Industrial Supply Company | News | Comments

The new e-commerce offering is Industrial Supply’s customized shopping service designed for purchasing agents and other customers to more efficiently source and purchase products.

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IBC Advanced Alloys Appoints New Engineered Materials President

August 26, 2015 2:06 pm | News | Comments

Advanced automotive and aerospace materials expert Chris Huskamp takes over leadership of the division following the resignation of Ray White.

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EIA Expects Near-Term Decline in Natural Gas Production in Major Shale Regions

August 26, 2015 1:04 pm | by U.S. Energy Information Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Energy Information Administration says in each major shale region, production from new wells is not large enough to offset production declines from existing legacy wells.

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North American Tool Names New Sales & Marketing Director

August 26, 2015 10:13 am | by North American Tool | News | Comments

To be based out of South Beloit, IL, Phil Samuels was formerly general manager of North American Operations of William Becket Plastics, a supplier of packaging to cutting tool manufacturers.

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8 Questions To Help Determine If Your E-commerce Platform Needs To Be Replaced

August 26, 2015 9:35 am | by Ranga Bodla, Wholesale Distribution Industry Lead at NetSuite | Articles | Comments

A new e-commerce platform may be a big undertaking, but a necessary one. Here's how to tell if you are due, or overdue, for an upgrade.

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High-Flow Industrial Gas Pressure Reducing Regulator

August 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Marsh Bellofram Corporation Marsh Bellofram Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a field-proven high-accuracy and highly robust design, Type T99 gas pressure regulators help to maintain consistent inlet pressures to downstream equipment, allowing for the accurate control of distribution system pressures.

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